I had a blast putting together this cute pin, which can be worn as is, or on a hair-band, maybe. With your trusty hot glue gun in hand, it comes together in a snap!
Begin by turning your burlap treat bag of choice inside out - I've found this is the easiest way to snip off those side seams neatly, leaving you with the maximum amount of burlap to play with. Unfold the trimmed bag so that you have one long strip, half of which has the black pattern on it. I also go ahead and un-pick the hem of the bag "flap" for just a tad extra length. Iron your strip so you don't have to deal with any creases.
Once I had it ironed, I took a good hard look at my edges, and straightened them with careful trimming. I then cut in half lengthwise, and dosed all cut edges with Fray Check, a sewer's best friend! For this pin, I wanted to show the black dots, so I also snipped off just the patterned part.
Once the fray-check was dry, I punched a 1 5/8" circle from Crumb Cake CS to use as my base. I added a healthy blob of hot glue, and began apply my burlap, pressing the pleats into the glue. When it was time to add the second strip, I folded UNDER the ends so it looked more like a continuous ruffle. I glued a button at the center to cover any indiscretions there, and glue-dotted some random sequins for extra sparkle. A pin-back is glued to the back.
I threw together a quick card to attach the pin to for gifting. Fun!
Paper Pumpkin Boo-tiful Bags; plus, Crumb Cake CS; Brights Button; Blackberry Bliss Ink; Bigz Top Note Die. Also used hot glue and glue dots, and a basic pin-back!
That's right! Our next class is ready with even MORE Christmas cards, because I was just SO bad with my Holiday Catty purchasing this year! I wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to try the full range of holiday delight that Stampin' Up! has brought us this year, lol...
Class is announced for Saturday, October 18 at 3 PM, and Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 PM. As always, if you need a different day and time, just let me know and I will make it happen for you! Snacks and treats will be waiting - RSVP today!